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Thursday, 10 August 2017

CLINICAL GOVERNANCE & PATIENT REPORTED OUTCOMES


Dear All,
In an era of emphasing output and impact as well as inputs, translating policies to action, applying research results in practice, and research for best evidence, we share the piece below courtesy of NEJM: READ ON and the paper is Free Open Access -


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Patient-Reported Outcomes — Are They Living Up to Their Potential?
Judith F. Baumhauer, M.D., M.P.H.  July 6, 2017
N Engl J Med 2017; 377:6-9 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1702978

PROs ( Patient Reported Outcomes) are already helping to improve patient care:
 By mastering the efficient measurement of these outcomes in the clinic,
·         minimizing the reporting burden for patients,
·         displaying PRO information at the point of care,
·         and using outcomes predicted from population-level data to inform patient expectations, we can continue to ensure their benefits.
Such a strategy allows us to help surgeons / practitioners :
·         identify areas where they need improvement,
·         eliminate procedures with less favorable outcomes,
·         and avoid performing surgeries on patients who are unlikely to benefit from them.
It also enhances patient satisfaction with care by:
·         helping physicians set appropriate expectations regarding a patient’s return to work, school, or sports.
·         Most important, PROs place the patient’s voice at the forefront of health care delivery.’

Joseph Ana

Africa Center for Clin Gov Research & Patient Safety
@ HRI West Africa Group - HRI WA
Consultants in Clinical Governance Implementation
Publisher: Health and Medical Journals 
8 Amaku Street Housing Estate, Calabar
Cross River State, Nigeria

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